The Gallo Gives Foundation Awards Community Donations

 The Gallo Gives Foundation Awards Community Donations

As part of its ongoing effort to support the community, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty has formed the Gallo Gives Foundation.  2016 second-quarter foundation earnings of $9,000 were awarded to the West Rehoboth Community Land Trust, Sussex Strong, the Sussex County Association of REALTORS® Community Service Foundation, and Contractors For A Cause, while a portion of earnings has been set aside for a college-bound senior scholarship that will be available in the spring of 2017. $2,500 was given to each organization, and $1,500 was set aside for the scholarship.

Community Land Trust (WRCLT) was created in 2004 to assist residents of the West Rehoboth neighborhood to maintain their ability to reside in an area of rapid expansion and rising real property values.  The mission of WRCLT is to: create permanent affordable housing, to preserve the West Rehoboth community, to work with the community to revitalize this historic neighborhood, and to foster the principles of fair housing and a diverse community. For more information, visit

West Rehoboth Land Trust


Pictured left to right: Gallo Realty’s Beth Evans,  WRCLT Board Members Beth Doty, Charlotte King, Mable Granke, Eleanor Whaley Mark Schaeffer, Gallo Realty VP Andrew Ratner,  WRCLT Board Members Jim Blakeslee, John Darr, Mayor Sam Cooper.

The purpose of Sussex Strong, the Sussex County Association of REALTORS® Community Service Foundation, is to receive, maintain, and disburse funds for the charitable purposes, objectives, and activities of SCAOR. The foundation endeavors to help grow and strengthen the local community. This particular donation is a sponsorship of the Harvest Moon Gala, which takes place in the autumn. This event raises funds to purchase winter coats, clothing, shoes, and Christmas gifts for over 300 Sussex County children each year.  For more information, visit


Pictured left to right: Gallo Realty’s Andrew Ratner, Tricia Ratner, Barbara Morales, Sussex Strong Foundation President Karen Maull, and Gallo Realty’s Alyssa Bishop and Norman Price.

Based in Ocean View, Contractors For A Cause supports our local community in several ways.  “Helping Hands” offers disadvantaged community members free services and professional advice in the field of home construction, maintenance, and repair. The “Legacy Scholarship” provides two $1,500 scholarships each year to two local high school senior graduates. “Reach Out” enables CFAC to support many local worthy causes, like Willies Neighborhood, The Justin W. Jennings Foundation, and Hogan’s Heroes. For more information, visit

Contractors for a Cause

Pictured left to right In front of Justin’s Beach House, the property and home purchased and built by CFAC, is  BHHS Gallo VP Andrew Ratner, BHHS Gallo agents Norm Price, Alyssa Bishop, and Barbara Morales and CFAC board member NIck Kypreos.

The Gallo Gives Foundation is funded primarily through the company’s agents, management, and staff. Agents are encouraged to donate a percentage of their commissions earned, and the firm then matches all agent/staff contributions 100 percent.  In addition, Gallo Realty will produce certain events that will benefit the foundation.  Public donations will be accepted as well. Each Gallo Realty office, in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, and Bethany Beach, is represented by individuals who serve on the foundation’s giving committee. The committee researches community charities in need and recommends funding. The foundation is managed by the Greater Lewes Foundation. To request assistance for your charity or organization, please send information to Andrew Ratner, BHHS Gallo Realty, 37230 Rehoboth Avenue Ext., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.


About BHHS Gallo Realty

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty is an award-winning, full-service real estate firm that has been serving the resort region since 1979.  The firm has three main offices, located in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach, with two satellite locations in the Lewes area.  The company is independently owned and operated. Visit for details.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a brand-new real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. Visit for details.

 About HSF Affiliates LLC

HSF Affiliates LLC, based in Irvine, CA is a joint venture of which HomeServices of America, Inc., the nation’s second-largest, full-service residential brokerage firm, is a majority owner. HomeServices of America is an affiliate of world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway Inc.